Summer Celebration Archives

2018 Celebration Photos

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Celebration Photos Courtesy: Doug Mills

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Celebration Photos Courtesy: Doug Mills

2017 Summer Celebration Photos

These photos are courtesy of Doug Mills.

To view 2016’s Celebration Photos – click here

FLC’s 2020 Summer Celebration

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Photo courtesy of Doug Mills

FLC’s Summer Celebration!

2020 Date is Pending

HOST LOCATION: RiverView Family Farm

Dear FLC Summer Celebration Sponsors, Hosts, and Friends,

We wanted let all of you know that during this very challenging time throughout our world, nation, and community at large, FLC’s Board and staff hope you are your loved ones are safe and healthy.

We also wanted to take a moment to say how much we have appreciated your ongoing support of Foothills and our annual fundraiser over the years. We could not have come this far without our community of Friends! At this time, we have decided to postpone scheduling the date for FLC’s Summer Celebration, which is typically held in August. In the coming weeks we will reach back out to all of you after a date has been set and will be sure to provide event details, as well as sponsorship and host information, at that time.

Please call the FLC office at 865-681-8326 or send an email to with questions or requests.


The FLC Team

Information about FLC’s Annual ‘Summer Celebration’ and links to pictures from past events!

FLC’s Summer Celebration is an annual fundraiser and friend-raiser which brings together our supporters and those interested in learning more about our organization. It’s an opportunity to visit with Board and staff while learning about Foothills’ mission, project successes, and highlights. And, we just enjoy spending time with each other – it’s a party!
A big thank you goes out to FLC’s annual event partners! RiverView Family Farm and it’s Director, Rachel Samulski, makes us all feel right at home.  Doug Mills, videographer of the local television program, “The Heartland Series”, provides his outstanding photography skills to capture special moments. Holly’s Eventful Dining and The Pour Guys take care of guests with an assortment of fabulous drinks and a tasty Southern menu that includes pork sliders, mozzarella salad and deviled eggs. To view pictures from the 2019 Summer Celebration, click here
Net proceeds from this event support FLC’s enduring mission to preserve, protect, and enhance the lands of the Southern Appalachian region.
Thanks to the generous and ongoing contributions of our Friends, FLC is able to expand conservation efforts across our diverse region. Foothills is a 501(c)(3) and does not receive any financial assistance from local, state or federal governments. We rely on individual and corporate contributions solely to sustain our organization, land acquisition and stewardship funds.
We are all looking forward to seeing all of you in 2020 and there even more reason to Celebrate – FLC turns 35!
If you would like to join FLC at next year’s ‘2020 Summer Celebration’ as a Sponsor or Host Member, please contact Elise Eustace at or 865-681-8326.

To View 2019’s Celebration Photos – click here

To view 2018’s Celebration photos – click here

To view 2017’s  Celebration photos – click here

To view 2016’s  Celebration photos – click here

A special thank you to FLC’s 2019 Sponsors and Hosts!

 (Click on images to enlarge!)

2019 Sponsor Banner - Standard Resolution

 2019 Host Banner - Standard Resolution

Recap of FLC’s ’30th Anniversary’ Summer Celebration – August 22, 2015

2015 Celebration

On Saturday, August 22, 2015,the Foothills Board, staff, and supporters gathered to celebrate FLC’s 30th anniversary as a regional land trust.

 This year’s Summer Celebration was another successful and fun evening spent at Penrose Farm. Many thanks to our hostess, Christine ‘Teenie’ Hayworth. We would also like to thank our 2015 Sponsors, 2015 Host Committee, and volunteers along with our Board of Directors for making this event a wonderful gathering of friends.

During the program, Foothills announced the creation of a new fund, called The Land Preservation Fund. This special fund will assist FLC with future land protection and acquisition projects. To date, close to $14,000 has been raised in donations ‘in memory of’ Jack Rose. The FLC Board has agreed to match, dollar for dollar, these donations along with any future donations ‘in memory of’ Jack Rose. The money to date – all $24,000 – will be placed in the Land Preservation Fund. FLC has also approved a portion of money recently received from the estate of the late Charlie Klabunde, along with donations made by two other FLC supporters, to be moved into this fund as well. We are excited to report that the fund balance now stands at a total of $100,000, assisting in a great start for an important fund.

Here are a few links to recent media articles about FLC’s 30th anniversary as a regional land trust and our recent Summer Celebration:

2015 Summer Celebration

Celebrate Summer – Conservancy marks 30 years of land protection – Maryville Daily Times
Cynthia Moxley’s The Blue Streak ‘Foothills and friends remember Jack Rose’
30 Years of Protecting Land – FLC celebrates past, looks ahead – Maryville Daily Times
Roots of Foothills Land Conservancy are deep – Maryville Daily Times

To view last year’s 2014 Celebration page that includes images from the event, please click here.

A special thank you to all of our Friends…

For another successful Summer Celebration!


Photo Courtesy: Doug Mills

A special thank you to all of our Friends for helping to make this year’s Celebration one of the most successful to date! Close to 300 guests mingled among the pastures and gardens at Christine Hayworth’s Penrose Farm – a perfect location for FLC’s annual friend and fundraiser.  FLC Board and staff visited with and thanked our individual and corporate Friends while updating them on Foothills’ programs. Despite a few summer showers,  festivities got underway with delicious food from Holly’s Eventful Catering and beverages served by the Pour Guys. A special thank you to Campbell Tent & Party Rental, Stellar Visions & Sound and our many wonderful volunteers!

 This is the fifth year Christine Hayworth has graciously hosted FLC’s annual friend and fundraiser at her 130 acre equestrian center and horse farm. In 2007, Mrs. Hayworth partnered with FLC to place a conservation easement on the property, permanently preserving the natural features of the property, which also boasts outstanding views of the foothills and Great Smoky Mountains.

Foothills’ annual Celebration is a time to visit with other FLC supporters in a relaxed setting while celebrating the Foothills mission to preserve, protect and enhance the Tennessee landscape. This past year was a third consecutive record-breaking year and a ‘best ever’ record for Foothills Land Conservancy, with well in excess of 11,000 acres protected. To date, we have preserved over 46,000 acres in 26 Tennessee counties!

2014 Celebration Photos

Celebration Write Up in the Knoxville News Sentinel by Megan Venable

Click here to view photos courtesy of Chuck Cooper.

 Photos Below Courtesy of Doug Mills.




The support of our Friends assists us with land preservation projects, community outreach and operating expenses. To make a donation to the Foothills Land Conservancy, please visit our Donate Now page.


FLC’s 2014 Sponsors & Hosts

 2014 Sponsors

*Indicates a returning sponsor!


Pilot Corporation*


Mast General Store*




Baker Donelson, PC*                     
Blount Gastroenterology Assoc.*         
Burley Stabilization Corp.*                 
Chervenak & Associates, PC*       
CH2M HILL*                                    
Duo Fast of Knoxville*                       
Energy Solutions*                         
Furrow Auction Company*        
Gilmartin Engineering Works         
Hines & Company, P.C.                
Information International Assoc.*  
Leidos Engineering*
Little River Trading Company *Indicates a returning sponsor!
Long, Ragsdale & Waters, PC*
Mark Jendrek, PC*
ORNL Federal Credit Union*
Penrose Farm*
Renasant Bank*
Resource Advisory Services*
Restoration Services, Inc.
Retirement Planning Services*
The Trust Company*
UT Battelle*

2014 Hosts

Honey & Sen. Lamar Alexander
Kim & Mike Arms
Angie & Steve Arnett
Lucretia & William Atterson
Bob Baldani
Sheila & Dr. Charlie Barnett
Marjorie & John Beasley
Marty & David Black
Pat & Ernie Blankenship
B.J. & Gerald Boyd
Priscilla & Jim Campbell
Vicki & Jeff Chapman
Terry A. Chervenak
Betsy Child & Paul Barber
Ben C. Clark, Jr.
Jay Clark
Linda & Pete Claussen
Madge & Barry Cleveland
Donna & Bill Cobble
Dr. Mary Cushman
Karen Eberle
Bonita & John Eschenberg
Pat & Homer Fisher
Judi & David Forkner
Jenny Freeman & Bill Allen
Rachel & Dr. Gerald Gibson
Drs. Karen & Barry Goss
Gail P. Harris
Christine ‘Teenie’ Hayworth
Jean Hicks & Addison West
Robin Hill
Jenny Hines & Tom Jester
Frances & Jerry Hodge
Susan & J.T. Howell
Norma & Wes James
Debbie & Dr. Craig Jarvis
Mary & Mark Jendrek
Jamie & Steve Jones
Marilyn & Lewis Kearney
Ann & Mark King
Christie & David Lewis
Susan & David Long
Karen & Billy Minser
Pam & Mike Parton
Drs. Marie & John Peine
Betsy Prine
Kim Raia
Rep. Bob Ramsey 
Sara & Jack Rose
Courtney Russell & David Branton
Darlene & Ed St. Clair
Judy & David Shiflett
Billy Stair
Mary Kay & Bill Sullivan
Nancy & Bob Van Hook
Kathy & David Wallace
Ruth & Steve West
Kathy & John Wilbanks
Karlyn & David Zandstra


2013 Celebration Photos: Randy Purcell Photography & Chuck Cooper Photography

Knoxville News Article – FLC Touts Accomplishments at Annual Celebration

Daily Times Article –   Protecting the Land August 2013